Thursday, February 26, 2009

I do not agree!

After reading the headline on tonight about the former Beverly Hills couple who now lives in Oregon on a farm...I just want to say...

Link to article

I thought these people have it awfully good considering that someone offered them a great piece of land to live on in the middle of beautiful Oregon.

I felt this article was very self-absorbed. The "oh poor me...I'm used to serving wine to my friends at dinner, now I have shovel poo." attitude really turned me off.

Well former Beverly Hills folks, I'm here to tell you that many people in the US right now don't have a farm or a travel trailer, or poo to shovel, or nice parents that rescue them from the hole they are in. Let alone money in savings!!!!

Your story does not evoke sympathy from me. In fact it made me mad.

This is just plain whining.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Our First Casualty

We're expecting wee goatlings starting in February out to possibly April...

So when one of our goats took sick, we did not think she was in labor. Instead I made the brilliant deduction that her labored breathing was because she had pnuemonia.

She was standing alone away from the herd for a long time and would not eat so we put her in the garage with some straw to sleep on, and hay and water. In the morning - she was better - but she had a very small dead baby.

It was awful and has left me questioning my capabilities as a goat farmer.

The bright side is that we are now flung head first into the milk business without even so much as a how-do-you-do.

Two more of the lovely mama's are looking like they might kid any time now too.

Yikes. :)

More later.